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Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, and Fairy Tales. A PowerPoint Presentation By Kim Denney, Lake Murray Elementary, Lexington School District One. What is a myth? A myth is a story that usually explains something about the world and involves gods and other superhuman beings. Examples of Myths.

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myths folk tales fables and fairy tales

Myths,Folk Tales,Fables, andFairy Tales

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Kim Denney, Lake Murray Elementary, Lexington School District One

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What is a myth?A myth is a story that usually explains something about the world and involves gods and other superhuman beings.
examples of myths
Examples of Myths
  • Baucis and Philemon
  • Medusa’s Head
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Daedalus and Icarus
what is a folk tale
What is a Folk Tale?
  • A folk tale is a story with no known author. Folk tales are passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth.
examples of folk tales
Examples of Folk Tales
  • The Nightingale
  • The Seventh Sister
  • How the Snake Got Poison
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit
what is a fable
What is a fable?
  • A fable is a very brief story in prose or in verse that teaches a moral or a practical lesson about how to succeed in life.
examples of fables
Examples of Fables
  • The Crow and the Jar
  • The Wolf and the House Dog
  • The Fox and the Crow
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse
  • The Maid and the Milk pail
what is a fairy tale
What is a fairy tale?
  • A fairy tale is a type of imaginative writing that carries the reader into an invented world where the laws of nature, as we know them, do not operate.
examples of fairy tales
Examples of Fairy Tales
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Cinder Edna

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quiz time
Quiz Time!
  • Which genre teaches a moral at the end?
  • What are two examples of myths?
  • What is a story with no known author?
  • What are three examples of folk tales?
  • What kind of story is The Country Mouse and the City Mouse?